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Woodbridge, VA, United States, 2011/03/03 - Patients now have immediate, on-the-go access to symptom, disease, medical procedures and provider information with smartphone application.
Doctors Express of Woodbridge today announced a partnership with iTriage®, a smartphone application that allows consumers to locate vital medical information and local healthcare services on their smartphone. The free application, which is a result of a partnership with Healthagen®, allows Doctors Express urgent care to reach a broader audience in the growing mobile market.
iTriage can be downloaded for the iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or Android™ smartphones through app stores. Palm®, BlackBerry® or any other Internet-enabled devices can access iTriage at iTriageHealth.com/.
With the introduction of this premier level of service Doctors Express of Woodbridge joins the growing number of urgent care centers across the country to utilize this nationwide interactive technology allowing consumers to do the following:
• Search medical symptoms;
• Learn about possible causes;
• Find the closest and most appropriate facility for their medical condition.
Residents and visitors to Woodbridge and surrounding communities now have immediate access to detailed information about this urgent care facility, including services offered, conditions treated, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions to Doctors Express based on the user’s GPS location.
“Our partnership with iTriage reinforces our mission of providing more information about the services offered by urgent care centers, as well as helping our patients quickly obtain medical information to make informed healthcare decisions,” said Rhonda Pellicano, owner, Doctors Express of Woodbridge. “We are proud to offer the latest advanced technology to our community, giving residents and visitors the tools they need to make quick decisions about their care when faced with a non life-threatening illness or injury.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and closes the information gap between doctors and patients. As the healthcare landscape changes, iTriage continues to provide technology to empower healthcare consumers.
“Urgent care centers that want to stay on top of emerging technologies that enhance patient care are partnering with iTriage to provide easy access to medical information,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “We applaud Doctors Express of Woodbridge for recognizing the growing smartphone trend and its capabilities for further connecting doctors and patients.”
About Doctors Express of Woodbridge
Conveniently located in Merchant Plaza, Doctors Express (doctorsexpress.com) treats everything from cuts and bruises to fractures and colds, and everything in between. The facility provides on- site lab tests and x-rays, with no appointments needed, and a physician is on-site every day. Doctors Express of Woodbridge is open weekdays from 8am to 8pm and weekends from 8am to 6pm.
Healthagen (Healthagen.com), a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO, is a global developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions. Co-founded by two practicing emergency physicians, Drs. Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra, iTriage has been downloaded and used millions of times by healthcare consumers around the globe, generating tens of millions of medical searches and self-assessments. Hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have also partnered with iTriage to provide patients with critical information about their facilities and medical practices, making it more efficient for patients to access the healthcare system.
Stephanie Foster, Doctors Express of Woodbridge
P: 703.298.3527 / E: sfoster[.]doctorsexpress.com.